Reflection: CBBH Photo Challenge

Marianne of East of Malaga is challenging us to post on reflection this month. It is a time for reflection, looking back on the past year and wondering about the months to come. I sorted through my images of the last twelve months, and chose reflections very close to home. I hope you enjoy them!

red-capped dotterel

red-capped dotterel

seaspray and seagulls

seaspray and seagulls

dragonflies and lotus

dragonflies and lotus

golden sunrise colours

golden sunrise colours

lagoon reflections

lagoon reflections

Part of CBBH is to link to two bloggers you have commented on in the past month. I love Tom’s blog onlyhereonlynow, perhaps you will enjoy his gentle zen buddhist writing too. The other newish blog I am enjoying is Jude’s Photography, take a look to enjoy delicious images of the Dordogne!

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Sunday Post: Water h2o

cities are built around good harbours

Water, the source of life on Earth, attracts settlements and cities. Since we evolved in water and came onto the land later we all love to see calm water, like Sydney Harbour, viewed here from Milsons Point Wharf.

water surrounds us here

We live here, our place is in the upper left of the picture, we have a choice of beaches, and whichever way the wind blows we can hear the ocean.

water, like emotion, reflects its surrounds

Water is a fluid at moderate temperatures, but it can also be a gas, or a solid. So changeable! Like our emotional bodies water reflects its surroundings, it takes on colours, odours, temperature, and reflections.

light and life, water

Here water shows the warmth and colour of the morning sunrise, lotus leaves hold drops of water from an overnight shower.

we come from water and love to return

In water we feel weightless, buoyant and free, such a joy to float and swim, to dive and play like dolphins or whales, remembering our ancestral past!

Thank you Jake for this opportunity to think about Water, bringer of life to the planet Earth! Did you know they think water arrived here frozen, brought by meteorites?

Sunday Post: Nature

In this week’s Sunday Post Jake explains that Nature  “is often taken to mean the “natural environment” or wilderness–wild animals, rocks, forest, beaches, and in general those things that have not been substantially altered by human intervention, or which persist despite human intervention.” Here is my entry, the natural environment, unchanged by man, as far as we can see on the surface.

serene and spacious nature

Water lies on the sand, reflecting the clouds above, in the afternoon light of the sun … all four elements with space making up the natural world of which we are a part. Keeping these elements in balance in our lives is the key to health and well-being. By understanding and cherishing the natural world we take care of ourselves and our planet.